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Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
  • Year founded: 2010
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Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus (VCOM-CC)
Osteopathic Medical School
Spartanburg
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 7 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $43,250
  • Non - Resident Tuition $43,250
  • Application Fee -
  • AVG MCAT 502
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 61.5

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Admissions Information

  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Carolinas Campus
  • Office of Admissions
  • 350 Howard Street
  • Spartanburg 29303
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is committed to serving the rural and underserved areas of the Appalachian region, providing international medical service, enhancing diversity and advancing medical research.

Curriculum

The curriculum at VCOM is innovative and modern. The faculty of VCOM recognizes that students learn in a number of ways. Students generally assimilate a knowledge base through instruction, reading and experience. VCOM uses a hybrid curriculum consisting of lectures, computerized case tutorials, laboratory experiences, clinical skills laboratories and clinical experiences throughout the four years.

Facilities

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) – Carolinas Campus is nestled on the edge of beautiful, historic downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, at the gateway to the Northside community. The college is part of the College Town Consortium, consisting of Spartanburg’s seven colleges and universities, creating a variety of social and service opportunities for students.

The main Carolinas Campus building is 70,000 square feet and located on a beautiful 18-acre campus with a lake and walking trail. The Carolinas Campus offers a state-of-the-art anatomy lab with plastinated specimens and a ventilation system that allows the air to circulate 15 times per hour; two theatre style classrooms; and 20 moderately sized group learning rooms. Research facilities are also located adjacent to the main campus

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 7
Negatively 0
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
1.57 7

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How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.57 7

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give more dates further out. I was given only 2 weeks of interview dates and had to chose one that was within a week of the invite. Plane tickets and hotels are very expensive within a week of travel." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of a single improvement to be made. I was extremely impressed by the overall presentation of this institution. Very professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. I appreciate the warmness of the staff." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I feel about research opportunities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All interviewers asked why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, they each opened with a question from my file. Then I literally just explained my file, gave ample context all the while answering questions to the typical Why DO? Why VCOM? Why medicine? Why primary care? without them having to ask me. Answers to all those questions were included in my story." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the interviewers focused on the experiences I listed in my application: things like mission trips, past employment, and DO observation experience. It was very conversational. They asked me to tell them more about these experiences and what I learned, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why osteopathic medicine, and why VCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What characteristic will you bring to VCOM to enhance the culture and education here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your dream? Outside of specialty, location etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

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